Does Law Requiring Landlord to Maintain Safe Conditions Impose Duty to Protect Guest Using Common Area of Building?
Lauren J. Mann v. Northgate Investors LLC, d.b.a. Northgate Apartments, Case no. 2012-1600
Tenth District Court of Appeals (Franklin County)
ISSUE: Do the duties imposed on residential landlords by the Ohio Landlord and Tenant Act to maintain their premises in a safe condition apply not only to tenants of the landlord's building, but also to a tenant's guest when the guest is properly on the premises and using a common area stairway?